PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT AND COST ACCOUNTING. An introduction to cost terms and concepts. PART 2: COST ACCUMULATION FOR INVENTORY VALUATION AND PROFIT MEASUREMENT. Cost assignment. Accounting entries for a job costing system. Process costing. Joint and by-product costing. Income effects of alternative cost accumulation systems. PART 3: INFORMATION FOR DECISION-MAKING. Cost-volume-profit analysis. Measuring relevant costs and revenues for decision-making. Activity-based costing. Pricing decisions and profitability analysis. Decision-making under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Capital investment decisions: appraisal methods Capital investment decisions: the input of capital rationing, taxation, inflation and risk PART 4: INFORMATION FOR PLANNING, CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT. The budgeting process. Management control. Standard costing and variance analysis 1. Standard costing and variance analysis 2: further aspects. Divisional financial performance measures. Transfer pricing in divisionalized companies. PART 5: COST MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING. Cost management. Strategic management. PART 6: THE APPLICATION OF QUANTITATIVE METHODS TO MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING. Cost estimation and cost behaviour. Quantitative models for the planning and control of stocks. The application of linear programming to management accounting. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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